Posted October 18, 2021 in Cat Health
Cat owners just want to provide their feline friends with the best care possible. When they seem even a little under the weather, it is only natural to visit your vet and get your pet a checkup. If they find anything, they may prescribe your pal something that will help them recover.
With that said, you can find and acquire plenty of high-quality feline treatments and cat antibiotics without vet prescription. All you need to do is make sure that the medication you pick up is designed to treat your cat’s specific malady. Here are five great over-the-counter meds for your kitty, along with the issues they treat.
Animals are just as susceptible to bacterial infections and issues as humans. Thankfully, specialized antibiotics exist to target the offending microbes and restore our companions’ health. While many such treatments require permission from a licensed professional, you can also get certain high-quality cat antibiotics without a vet prescription. Here are a couple of recommendations.
Cats’ eyes are big and bright all the better for following and hunting prey. Unfortunately, they can fall prey to bacteria and other sources of disease. If you find that your feline is blinking excessively or pawing at their face more than usual, check their peepers for any unusual discharge.
Inner ear infections are also possible, though much less common in felines. Various hazards can cause them, from ear mites to yeast to, ironically, overuse of ear cleansers. Whatever the cause, these conditions can leave your pet irritated and despondent. The same goes for eye infections. Both require immediate treatment upon detection.
A single over-the-counter antibiotic can help with both: NFZ Puffer, from Neogen. This powder contains a trace amount of nitrofurazone, just enough to eliminate bacteria without causing pets harm. Just squeeze a little into your cat’s eyes or dab a cotton swab into their ears each day until you see results.
On top of that, NFZ Powder’s antimicrobial properties can even prevent and treat infections in wounds. Your curious kitty is bound to get a few scrapes in their lifetime. When they happen, you can be ready with this astounding all-in-one over-the-counter antibiotic.
Not all bacteria are harmful. Indeed, we need a healthy internal ecosystem of them to digest food and spread the nutrients throughout the body. The same goes for cats. However, antibiotic treatments are often not picky. They attack “bad” and “good” bacteria alike, which can lead to adverse side effects.
In these situations, fighting fire with fire may be the best course. Using probiotics, like Bene-Bac Plus Pet Powder, can help pets maintain their gastrointestinal health. Each gram supplies 20 million CFU of viable lactic-acid-producing bacteria to replace the ones killed during the antibiotic treatment.
Antibiotic treatments are not the only sources of stress for cats. Extensive travel, unfamiliar environments, new pets or people in the house, and more can upset them and affect their health. Diarrhea can make things even worse because each release makes them lose a lot of fluids. Probiotics can help with all that.
Bene-Bac Plus Pet Powder has even more applications that make it worth keeping with your pet supplies. For example, some healthy bacteria are normally only available to newborns by nursing. Bottle-fed kittens can take some of this powder with their meals to get the microbes they need. This medication is remarkable, and its accessibility is more remarkable still.
There are plenty of great cat antibiotics without vet prescriptions out there. We would be remiss, though, if we did not mention other kinds of excellent over-the-counter medications for your feline. They can treat a myriad of maladies and restore your feline to their old self. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Almost all cats get worms at least once in their life. Even if they never go outside, you do, and you might bring dormant worm eggs into your home without even realizing it. These nasty parasites can cause lethargy, diarrhea, and weight loss despite normal or heightened eating habits.
A variety of worms can cause different problems for your pet: hookworm, tapeworm, roundworm, and so on. Luckily, products like HomeoPet Feline Wrm Clear are designed to target and kill them all without injuring the feline. Put it in their water or administer it orally and watch the symptoms clear up. They even prevent future infestations by suppressing egg production.
Have you noticed anything unusual when cleaning the litter box? Has your ordinarily wonderful cat been relieving itself outside the litter box? If either is the case, your poor kitty may have a urinary tract infection. This issue is no joke: it can cause pain, distress, and a whole lot of mess.
VetriScience’s UT Strength Feline Bite-Sized Chews may be just what your cat needs. Just two tablets a day, either during or after feeding, can gradually clear up the infection. Please note VetriScience’s warning to keep these chews out of pets’ reach because “some pets may consider this a treat.” No need to worry about whether your cat will like it.
Illness is a fact of life for all species. Your cat cannot avoid the occasional lapse in its health, just as you cannot avoid the occasional cold. With that said, strengthening one’s immune system is hardly a futile effort. Making this effort can help prevent most diseases and minimize the effects of others.
Welactin Feline boosts feline immune and nervous systems by adding omega-3 fatty acids to their diet. These supplements are delivered through tasty fish oil, ensuring that your cat will enjoy their medication. Better still, Welactin Feline also improves renal function and even moisturizes the skin and coat.
Not everything in Lambert Vet Supply’s extraordinary selection requires a doctor’s note. Check out all the cat antibiotics without vet prescriptions available in our store, as well as our other OTC pet medicine and health supplements.